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this with monique can a novea campaigner for the drop the i word movement first of all you are from el salvador. did you come here legally yourself. >> no i didn't actually. >> you are illegal immigrant yourself? >>. no but that's not what i'm here to talk about. >> bill: i understand. we have to define how are in addition to what you believe. did you comen here illegally. >> iev came here as a war refugee. >> from he will el salvador. >> my family all easily got papers. >> bill: have you papers and you were here because of the -- you know i covered the war and actually when you left el salvador in 1982 i was there getting shot at. >> okay. >> bill: i know what you are going through and i'm happy you are here. >> i am happy i am here too. part of the drop the i word legacy is picking up where immigrants started doing immigrant rights work in the 1980s during the sanctuary movement telling their stories and putting humanity on the front burner and making sure that our laws were humane. it's the same thing that we are doing now. >> with your intent but you are misguided in the sense that you feel that
were 12 years old from el salvador? >> that's correct. since i came to the united states, i live in maryland. i live in maryland for the last 10 years. i feel fully american. >> reporter: in november maryland voters will have a chance to change ricky's future. a ballot measure will determine whether illegal immigrants can or can not receive in-state tuition at state colleges. mary russell is with the maryland catholic conference. why should maryland allow kids who are here illegally receive taxpayer money for state tuition? >> well i think we need to look at these children as maryland taxpayers. >> reporter: in fact, in order to qualify for the program, students have to prove their parents filed taxes for three years. opponents say the measure encourages illegal immigration. >> it is just another part of the giveaway to noncitizens. >> reporter: opponents of this measure say you are a bad investment because you can't vote, you can't drive a car, and you can't work legally. what do you say to that? >> i'm also a taxpayer and, i would like to say that just want to become a doctor.
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